DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

DNT optimistic of winning 2018

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), one of the two registered parties outside the parliament, say they are stronger than ever before and optimistic of winning the third general elections in 2018. This optimism stems from the enormous amount of support expressed by diverse people from across the country and the …

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Mission Pothole to the rescue

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Recently volunteers have started coming forward to mend the innumerable potholes in the capital with the goal to improve the conditions of the roads. The first round of work was carried around the Election Commission Office, one of the most common areas where public pleaded for an improvement in the …

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ECCD in each chiwog by next 5-6 years

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Despite the steady expansion in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres over the last few years, the need to establish such services are seen as critical in certain areas. During the meet the press session last week the prime minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, said children in rural villages lacked …

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Fuel imports keep going up

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The import of fuel grew from Nu. 7.963 bn in 2015 to Nu. 8.977 bn in 2016 from, with a growth of approximately 13 percent. Petrol import increased by almost 2 percent in 2016 as compared to the previous year. In 2016, 359.60 million litres of petrol was imported, up …

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Seven bear attacks since 2016

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Seven people were mauled by bears since 2016 according to records maintained by the forest department. The victims suffered major face disfigurement and eye damage. According to research the majority of black bear attacks tend to be motivated by hunger rather than territoriality, and thus victims have a higher probability …

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Man commits suicide in Gelephu

Medical professionals have ruled out foul play in the death of a 33-year-old man from Jigmecholing who was found hanging in his room on the morning of October 2. He had used his kera (traditional cloth belt) to hang from a ceiling beam 10 feet from the floor. Police believe …

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